Doughy, Buttery Pretzels

Do you know how easy it is to make pretzels at home? Ever since I found out, I’ve been obsessed with these. What started as a way to amuse myself come Oktoberfest has turned into an almost pretzel factory-like operation. I almost debated saving this post for October next year, but I think you deserve…

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Roast Carrot and Chickpea Soup

Welcome to my new favourite way of cooking.  If you can call it that. It goes like this – put in oven, remove from oven, chuck in blender. Total hands on time = 15 minutes. Yes, even we ex-MasterChef contestants and avid home cooks have lazy days sometimes. It’s probably the wrong time of year…

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Quick Beef Stir Fry with Broccoli and Baby Corn

Life as an expat is not without its challenges. It’s exciting, life-changing for sure but there are days when it’s just all too difficult. The language barrier, the produce, the social norms, the challenges of the things that no one tells you about. Some days the homesickness sets in hard. 


Why Oro 1889 tops my Colombo list

It’s a big thing to make a call on. Is your favourite restaurant the fancy one that you always look forward to going to or the one that you go to most often? Well luckily for me, they are one and the same, making Oro 1889 hands down my favourite place to eat out in Colombo. Casual enough…

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Vanilla Lemon Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue

What do you do when life gives you lemons? In my case, extra special Amalfi lemons, carried all the way from Italy by our friends who own the best pizzeria in town. More on that soon. I don’t know how I haven’t blogged about them yet but it’s better than the best pizza I’ve had…

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Perfectly Crisp Waffles

Waffles. What’s not to like? They’re like pancakes but with little pockets to ensure maximum maple syrup to batter ratio. I’d been searching for years for a crispy, not overly doughy and not too stodgy waffle recipe – you know the ones – they’re like eating rubbery pancakes. This is none of those. After dozens of waffles…

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